It is my understanding, any portion of the load extending 4' or more over the rear of the trailer needs to have a red light(illuminated) attached to the end of the load. Other than that, it's best to flag it. I prefer using a bright orange flag.I have a 12' trailer that fits my 1025r with FEL perfect. If I ever need to haul it with the FEL and brush hog, at least half of the brush hog will hang off the back. Does anyone know the regulations around this. Is that okay if it has a flag on it?
That was my same thought CT.What about your trailer balance and the tongue weight? Sounds like a dangerous situation if you can't load the tractor properly.
Yeah, I would think so. That is not a safe setup you have there. I had to upgrade mine. I ended up buying an Appalachian Trailers Utility, Dump, Gooseneck, Equipment, & Car Trailers. It was worth the extra purchase for safety.I tried it and it barely fits, but it's just too much weight for a single axle trailer without breaks. Looks like I'll be upgrading trailers.
But in this case the total weight is quite a bit less than the towing or CGVW rating of a normal 1/2 ton truck. Putting a ~500# mower in the truck and pulling a <2000# tractor on a light trailer isn't pushing any limits. In this case the OP is fighting weight distribution/tongue weight and possibly the axle capacity of the trailer, both of which can be addressed with my suggestion. It is not the greatest suggestion but if he can't buy a new trailer before he needs to move the tractor it is feasible.The problem with taking stuff off of the tractor and putting it in the bed is you still have the weight on the rear axle of the truck.....
I'd say it is time to go trailer shopping. :yahoo:
Enjoy the adventure and let us know what you find.
I tried it and it barely fits, but it's just too much weight for a single axle trailer without breaks. Looks like I'll be upgrading trailers.
My experience lifting a rotary cutter with chains and Ken's bucket hooks is that there is simply not enough vertical lift to get the load more than a foot off the ground with a 1025R H120 loader. I'd planned storing it on a platform 2'4" high and couldn't make it. I can get it off the ground enough to move it around, but less than a foot. I'd think a truck bed would be unreachable with the load slung under the loader.Definitely too much tongue weight with the entire tractor ahead of the trailer axle.
Upgrading your trailer is the best option. But could you remove the mower and set it into the bed of the truck (using the tractor loader and chains) so that the only thing on the trailer is the tractor? I have no idea how heavy the mower is compared to the lifting capacity of your tractor.
I have a Big Tex 10SR dump trailer and I really like it. The 10SR would not be big enough for your application but I have been pleased with the quality of the trailer. I have no problem when hauling a load of dirt or gravel. I do not know how they compare with other trailers on price but IMO I don't think you would be disappointed with the BT trailers. Many members here have a variety of trailers and will likely weigh in with some more info for you.I have PJ, Big Tex, and H&H dealers relatively close to me. Any suggestions/recommendations on brands???